Table 1

Characteristics of children attending child development (CD) and vulnerable child (VC) clinics

Child development
n=167 (%)
Vulnerable child
n=112 (%)
P value
Gender
 Male121 (72)68 (61)0.04
 Female46 (28)44 (39)
Age group (years)
 0 to <5 130 (78)50 (45)<0.001
 5 to <10 31 (18)37 (33)
 ≥10 6 (4)25 (22)
Cultural background
 Asian45 (27)9 (8)<0.001*
 Middle Eastern28 (17)23 (21)
 Anglo-Australian14 (8)30 (27)
 Indigenous7 (4)26 (23)
 Other24 (15)16 (14)
 Unknown49 (29)8 (7)
ACE score
 0100 (60)1 (1)<0.001
 1–359 (35)41 (37)
 ≥48 (5)70 (62)
  • Other category in cultural background includes: European, African, North American, South American, Pacific and Mixed.

  • *P value for ‘Cultural background’ calculated excluding category of ‘Unknown’.

  • ACE, adverse childhood experience.